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Open for action: IDS celebrates Open Access Week 2016

27 Oct 2016 This year’s 9th International Open Access Week's theme of “open in action” is appropriate to IDS’ own endeavours over 2016. These include re-launching its flagship publication as an open access journal, celebrating 20 years of the development portal Eldis and enhancing OpenDocs, our e-repository of development research. More details

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Renewed Focus on UN could help secure UK’s new role on world stage

27 Oct 2016 A parliamentary event on the UK-UN relationship post-Brexit, hosted by IDS, UNA-UK and BAFUNCS, highlighted the critical juncture that Brexit presents for the UK’s relationship with the United Nations. More details

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Centre for Social Protection newsletter 36

24 Oct 2016 Welcome to the thirty sixth issue of the Centre for Social Protection Newsletter. The 'talking point' in this edition is 'a system's approach to social protection'. More details

World Social Science Report 2016

World Social Science Report 2016

21 Oct 2016 Launch of the World Social Science Report 2016: Challenging Inequalities: Pathways to a Just World. More details

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World Food Day: where’s the ‘sweet spot’ for sugar and climate change?

14 Oct 2016 As this year’s World Food Day calls for food and agriculture systems to adapt to the rapidly changing climate, what are the competing tensions at play? The recently published special issue, in Journal of Southern African Studies, on the political economy of sugar in southern Africa, puts a lens on the challenges faced by governments and local communities to respond to climate change. More details

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IDS releases its Annual Review 2016

05 Oct 2016 The Institute of Development Studies has released its Annual Review 2016 – a special one marking our 50th anniversary. More details

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STEPS Centre Summer School on pathways to sustainability

04 Oct 2016 The IDS-based ESRC STEPS Centre is inviting applications to participate in its 2017 Summer School. More details

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Pramila, left and Lalita read the newspaper at Mahila Shikshan Kendra, a Women's Education Centre in the block of Amos which is a cluster of villages located near the city of Patna. Bihar is the poorest state in India and women suffer greatly because of the poverty, lack of education and opportunities. This centre is being funded by the World Bank although it was initially started by Unicef.
Credit: Ami Vitale / Panos

Multi-sectoral action on health critical for women in poor urban areas

03 Oct 2016 IDS researchers urge World Health Summit participants and decision-makers globally to take a broader approach to address the social, structural and economic determinants of health, and to ensure community involvement in interventions with genuine gender inclusivity. More details
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Why don’t we use ‘foresight’ to prepare for the future?

23 Sep 2016 The new IDS Bulletin ‘Foresight in international development’ published this week argues that foresight approaches should be at the centre of development research and questions why they are not. More details

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Unchecked inequalities could threaten the Global Goals

21 Sep 2016 The new World Social Science Report ‘Challenging Inequalities – Pathways to a Just World’ highlights the harmful impact of inequalities on citizens, communities and countries. More details

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IDS welcomes its largest intake of Development Studies students

19 Sep 2016 This September, hundreds of students will be preparing to start their postgraduate study in Development Studies at Sussex. At IDS ourselves, we are preparing to welcome a new intake of students from over forty countries to study one of our seven Masters (MA) courses. For those students embarking on this journey, we have some key information below. More details

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Matters of the Earth

17 Sep 2016 IDS response to media story on Matters of the Earth More details

Precarious Lives Report Launch

Report warns of dangers of fast-food spread in developing countries

08 Sep 2016 New IDS research reveals the hidden costs of the recent global food price crisis. More details

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